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Newcomer, Home Buyer in 75241

I am considering buying a house in 75241 (south dallas) area, would appreciate any advices

Asked by Newcomer, 75241 Tue May 26, 2009

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Trevor Curran’s answer
Good aftenroon Newcomer,

First steps:

Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.

Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 18, 2013
DONT LISTEN TO THESE DALLAS PEOPLE THEY WILL HYPE THIS PLACE UP TO BE SOMETHING IT IS NOT AND HIDE IT AND GO AROUND THE QUESTIONS. MOST FAKESST PEOPLE I EVER BEEN AROUND WE ARE GOING BACK TO CALIFORNIA. YOU SEE HOW THEY ARE NOR ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION RIGHT?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
There are some gorgeous parts of Oak Cliff, but Dallas can be an intimidating area in which to purchase just by it's sheer size. Suggest you work with a Realtor and let them determine if this area is a match to your search criteria.

Have a blessed day!
Ronda
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 30, 2010
Hi Newcomer,
Hope you have already talked with a lender and know what you are looking for example the size of the property and the sales price. Remember to do inspection and work with a Realtor that you feel comfortable working with.
Good Luck and here is a website, you can find your next home on MLS http://www.dallashomelist.com

Sincerely,
Pelin
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 22, 2010
hello newcomer,
I would suggest doing some research on that market and the agents that are active there. Looks like the list prices in 75241 range from $20,000 to $150,000. I count 8 realtors (via our system) that have material experience in this zip code and in this price range. A conversation with one of these 5 realtors will quickly tell you the pros and cons of buying in this area of town. I would be happy to introduce you to any of them.

As an aside: I ate dinner in a place called La Bolsa last weekend that is not too far from this zip code (btw, the restaurant is over priced... imho) so I can tell you from recent experience that this section of town is really diverse. If it were me, I would want someone experienced enough to be able to tell me which individual streets has more upside potential than not. The more diverse a section of town, the greater the potential for gain or loss... so getting good advice becomes even more important.

Feel free to click on the referenced link below to see more about realtors active in this area or research about homes for sales there. Just enter 75241 in the 'city or zip code' field (top right corner) when the page opens.

Happy House Hunting,
Mike Allen
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 26, 2009
1. Get preapproved for a loan before you start looking.
2. Hire a realtor that knows the area well.
3. Always think about resale when you buy.
4. Get a home inspection once the home is under contract.

Welcome to Dallas and enjoy your stay.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 26, 2009
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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Hello Newcomer,

Not sure what you are looking for but the Zip Code you gace is the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Oak Cliff is a very diverse area and has everything imaginable in homes, people, etc. If you can be more specific with questions it would help. I have inspected a number of homes in the area already.

Emmanuel J. Scanlan
PS Inspection & Property Services LLC
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Knowledge is power, but sharing knowledge brings peace!!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 26, 2009
As real estate agents we can't provide advice we can offer assistance where you can obtain information.

Dallas offers many opportunities for home buyers. Happy work with you.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 26, 2009
What type of advice are you looking for?

Amy Downs
Keller Williams Realty
972.468.5136
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